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Interpretation Response #09-0192 ([Hazmat, Inc.] [Mr. Paul J. Dambek])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Hazmat, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Paul J. Dambek

Location State: NH Country: US

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Response text:

October 1, 2009

 

 

 

Mr. Paul J. Dambek

Hazmat, Inc.

12 Kimball Hill Road

Hudson, NH 03051-3915

Ref. No.: 09"0192

Dear Mr. Dambek:

This responds to your August 11, 2009 letter requesting clarification of registration and security plan requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171"180). Your questions are paraphrased and answered below.

Q1. A shipper offers for transportation 4,900 pounds of a Class 3 flammable liquid in non-bulk packages in a single shipment. Is the shipper required to register under § 107.601 and prepare a security plan under § 172.800?

A1. Yes. A shipment of 4,900 pounds of a Class 3 material must be placarded. See § 172.504(b). In accordance with § 107.601(a)(6), a person who offers for transportation or transports a shipment that must be placarded under the provisions of Subpart F of Part 172 of the HMR must register and pay a registration fee. In accordance with § 172.800(b)(7), a person who offers for transportation or transports a quantity of hazardous material that requires placarding under the provisions of Subpart F of Part 172 must develop and adhere to a security plan.

Q2. A shipper offers for transportation 4,900 pounds of a Class 3 material and 4,900 pounds of a Class 9 material in non-bulk packages in one shipment. Is the shipper required to register under § 107.601 and prepare a security plan under § 172.800?

A2. Yes. See A1.

Q3. A shipper offers for transportation 10 pounds of Division 4.3 material in non-bulk packages in a single shipment. Is the shipper required to register under § 107.601 and prepare a security plan under § 172.800?

A3. Yes. A shipment of any quantity of Division 4.3 material must be placarded. See § 172.504(e). In accordance with § 107.601(a)(6), a person who offers for transportation or transports a shipment that must be placarded under the provisions of Subpart F of Part 172 of the HMR must register and pay a registration fee. In accordance with § 172.800(b)(7), a person who offers for transportation or transports a quantity of hazardous material that requires placarding under the provisions of Subpart F of Part 172 must develop and adhere to a security plan.

Q4. A shipper offers for transportation 10 pounds of Division 4.3 material in non-bulk packages in a single shipment and packages the material in accordance with § 173.13. Is the shipper required to register under § 107.601 and prepare a security plan under § 172.800?

A4. No. Shipments of Class 4.3 materials are excepted from the placarding requirements if prepared for transportation in accordance with § 173.13. Therefore, the registration and security plan requirements do not apply to persons offering for transportation or transporting these shipments.

I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Hattie L. Mitchell

Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

107.601, 172.800, 173.13

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
107.601 Applicability
172.800 Purpose and applicability
173.13 Exceptions for Class 3, Divisions 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, and Classes 8 and 9 materials